Obituaries: Donald G. Strom

Donald G. Strom, 75, of Bristol, husband of Ann M. (Simard), passed away Friday (June 17, 2016) surrounded by his loving family at the Bristol Hospital. Don was born May 6, 1941 and was a son of Hebe (Abbas) Strom of Breckenridge, MN and the late Gordon K. Strom. Don served honorably for over 20 years with the U.S. Navy including three tours in Vietnam as a Hospital Corpsman. He retired after 20 years in the Navy and moved to Bristol in 1979 where he was employed and retired from the City of Bristol Publics Works Department. When he wasn’t working, Don enjoyed golfing, hunting, bowling, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his loving wife and mother, Donald is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Brenda Strom of Wausau, WI; three daughters and a son-in-law, Laurie Strom Bowman of Southington, Lisa Strom of Bristol and Michelle and Jay Gawitt of Avon; two Brothers, Bruce Strom of Breckenridge, MN and Richard Strom; four Sisters, Marlene Gast of Wahpeton, ND, Patricia Mitzel of Kirkland, WA, Mary Lou Roecker of Garrison, MN, and Donna Jean Kerry of Worthington, MN; eight grandchildren, Molly, Justin, and Nathan Strom, Lindsey Warren, Alexandra and Ryan Bowman, and Mylie and Owen Gawitt; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be celebrated on Tuesday (June 21, 2016) at 11AM, at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Funk Funeral Home on Monday between 5 and 8 P.M. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery 317 Bow Ave., Middletown, CT 06457. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to The Wounded Warriors at Please visit Don’s memorial website at


Strom, Donald